A spruced up Rowhill for the spring

In the New Year, Scottish & Southern Electric will be removing the overhead lines and pylons from Rowhill Nature Reserve, now that the electric supply has been diverted.

We have worked closely with SSE, ecologists and the volunteers to minimise impact on the reserve during the project.

Works are expected to start on 8th Jan to cut vegetation for access, ready for the structures to be removed in Feb / March.  The paths will largely remain open & only be restricted whilst heavy machinery is working. Please take care around the project area, on the protective track surfacing and keep your dog on a lead around the machinery.

If you have any questions about the project, please me on 01252 331353.

Acting Senior Ranger Stuart

About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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5 Responses to A spruced up Rowhill for the spring

  1. Jeremy Stewardson says:

    Late February and no sign of work to remove the pylons. I live locally so would appreciate it if you could give an update

  2. Roy kinnear says:

    Please confirm both sets of pylons are being removed and a completion date for these works.

    • Hi Roy,
      Thank you for getting in touch. I can confirm that both sets of pylons are due to be removed and the works completed by the end of March. It will be great to see Rowhill without the electric lines and looking much improved. If you would like more information, please give us a call on 01252 331353 and speak with Stuart Croft our Senior Ranger.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the update and agree it will be wonderful to see Rowhills without the electric lines

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